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well. it's technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered. i i i united nations chief condemns the latest attack on a un school in guards who were at least ten. criminal acts as israel steps up its air attacks while we deploying ground troops along the border. german newspaper claims israel's been bugging the u.s. secretary of state's phone while it mediated peace talks with the palestinians. russian checkpoints come under fire from the ukrainian side just as european security observers were monitoring the crossing the same attack reportedly hit a family home. the international probe into the malays even plane crash is hampered
by combat in the area where graphic c. show the troops tighten the noose on government stronghold. good evening this is art international money when you watching the weekly roundup of the big stories of the last seven days on the headlines today talking of which we'll start with that there's been a fresh attack or another u.n. school in gaza this time at least ten people have died the victims were queuing for food at the gates at the time un secretary-general ban ki moon called it a moral outrage and criminal act the i.d.f. heard earlier signaled that it was winding down its operation along the border kerry fear reports next and from the heart of the conflict i would this is say that the israeli air force struck a motorcycle just outside of a proprietary boys school in the rougher city we know that at least ten
palestinians were injured we believe all of them were civilians at least four children now the united nations has of course condemned this attack but the united nations has made clear that historically and recently it's too. oldest route the precise location of this structure and the fact that in this school there are around three sounds and palestinian civilians seeking refuge well this is not the first time that a un run school shelter has been attacked in these almost four weeks of deadly conflict in gaza just in the last couple of weeks a handful of other schools have come under direct and indirect fire killing scores of civilians journalists at the u.s. state department question the u.s. state on why it hasn't directly condemned israel for these incidents are not ready to. israel per say for the showing of the school correctly having said that there needs to be a full investigation to see what happened what specifically are you asking the
israelis to not make any u.n. facilities a target because there are civilians that are seeking shelter i'm not going to make a blanket statement at least what i'm going sometimes it's ok i'm not saying that i'm just not going to make a blanket statement about what our private conversations with the israelis look like well this is obviously in the context of the vast civilian devastation for those in the gaza strip we've been catching up with some of those most severely injured in gases burn unit in its main hospital. it's hard to fathom how such a vast devastation can occur in three weeks of fighting. thousands of homes damaged or destroyed tens of thousands internally displaced and well over a thousand killed inside gaza's main hospital in its burns unit are a small fraction of the surviving injured this girl three years old.
this israel is demolished the house of this family. so we do see of the girl her mother her two brothers with severe burns. this morning this woman is known for. conditionals she is she presented to us about five days ago with her son and her husband her son and husband died with severe burns and she's still surviving with a very critical condition the doctors and nurses here look as stunned as the civilians who survived in heavily bombarded areas it's hard to imagine how the medical staff can cope with these truly horrendous cases a human being if i see whole families the killed under the rubble of their house the house. and these people and all the families killed. in one of the
instances i have a child here he was all the time claim kids he lost all his families he lost his father his mother his brother is a grandfather and all the time he's crying he wants is further his mother so i closed the door of my office and i sat crying here those that survived this war will have to bear the physical and psychological scars for years to come. as for what weaponry is causing these injuries it's not entirely clear. as we are having is very severe the magnitude of this direction of the of the human beings those ones are intended to kill and mass mass mass casualties of people with bodies and faces out of bearing. on the ground it feels as if during this war israel is fixed on stopping have masses rockets once and for all regardless of the incredible civilian toll. garzon. and the more we hear of this the harder it
is almost to grasp amount of destruction there is right now in gaza but maybe to help illustrate it a better show another snapshot of how much damage the current operations done to the city before and after pictures these are satellite shots of gaza published by a u.n. research organization they show residential areas before and after being bombarded by israel in the after pictures you can clearly see how entire blocks have been razed to the ground really brings it home business well let's turn to colonel peter learned from the israeli army told us the i.d.f. was only responding though to persistent militant rocket attacks israel continues to be threatened by indiscriminate rockets that are launched by hamas to israel even as we speak even during the continued days as we've seen in the last three and a half weeks they have continued to attempt to attack us through tunnels and indeed we had the incident on friday when two two soldiers and then a third were killed in an attack coming out from a tunnel and this is a repeating occurrence. hamas which has hundreds and hundreds of militants are
utilizing exploiting the civilian arena just yesterday i have an indication of an unknown or a school that for eleven times during the day rockets were launched from a specific location so it's a huge challenge it's something we are facing but indeed we are determined. that you know isn't your response a bit disproportionate prime minister netanyahu says hamas rulers would pay an intolerable prize if they continue to fire rockets at israel and that options are on the table then we have this huge civilian death toll among palestinians so what options do you think prime minister was talking about when he said that every single time hamas has had the opportunity to deescalate the situation with a cease fire every time they've escalated it there would have been no more people killed if hamas would have abided by the internationally brokered cease fire on friday but what did they do they chose to escalate they chose to increase aggression they chose to exasperate the situation and this is an unfortunate
outcome but we cannot and we will not. be willing to live under this type of threats this campaign is called protective edge is the deadliest israeli offensive in years well more than fourteen hundred palestinians died an operation cast lead back in two thousand and eight this time many more lives have been lost it's already passed seventy nine hundred in a barrel as that shows indeed no sign of ending anytime soon either. was was was was was was was was. with. meantime another developments this last week germany's to speak magazine revealed that israel spied
on the us secretary of state john kerry while he mediated last year's failed peace talks with palestine some of the diplomatic calls were made not via scramble channels but instead using regular phone lines that were then it seems intercepted by israel the details from middle east correspondent pulis lier. the german weekly spiegel says that the israelis as well as at least one secret service agency eavesdropped on the phone conversations of the us secretary of state john kerry it's understood that this was supposed to have happened last year at the height of the negotiations that kerry was mediating between israelis and palestinians to try and see it was some of the very much stored peace talks the magazine goes on to detail that the east topping happened while kerry was in a plane using a regular satellite phone that had no kind of encryption now kerry was using that phone to talk with his colleagues in the middle east as well as with leaders in
china and in russia it follows a series of reports earlier this year by the newsweek magazine and according to that magazine it outlined a number of cases where israel head eavesdropped and spied on the united states in one reported talks about any israeli spy who hid in an aide to act in a hotel room of the bin vice president al gore but it goes on to say that the americans later kept this quiet when they found out that israel was the guilty partner at the same time the magazine quotes american intelligence officials who say that israel's is being knowledge against the united states has now crossed all red lines there are a lot of questions that are being asked and will be asked these are two countries that are supposed to be firm friends in it so he sends a very wrong message to the united states if indeed israel is spying on her close ally. the conflict in gaza sport numerous demonstrations worldwide as we've been
reporting this week in europe there are mainly against israeli operation protesters in berlin where palestinian flags denouncing the civilian deaths hundreds also gathered at the israeli embassy in portugal. and it's the same their wallets move on to the again demonstration worth thousands marc. shing to voice their anger over the israeli strikes to france to paris more than ten thousand rallied through the capital there in support of the palestinian people fronts a deep sea weeks of protests since the start of the conflict with some demonstrations resulting in clashes and across the atlantic in new york city two rallies held similar taney asleep on the same street. the other pro palestinian. thanks for choosing out international for your news today will bring it up they don't you crane in a couple of minutes including shell shock in the east as more traumatized civilians a caught up in the standoff between army and local militia in the region.
what makes these things so for. our tuition it's. a new kind of power of yeah this technology that is very tempting. in a series of incidents a russian checkpoint on the border with ukraine a russian t.v. crew from these there's the channel says a shell fired from the ukrainian side exploded near them and earlier sunday european security monitors confirmed they witnessed a separate attack there too while another shell reportedly damaged a nearby residential one the russian side with more on that is the go pers going off. a group of always sea observers were at the checkpoint at the time along with border guards and customs services officials and so only a shell had detonated thankfully no one got injured but the federal security service claims that the shell came from the ukrainian side and there are also
reports that another shell had landed in a village nearby also on russian territory and this isn't the first time that russia that area comes under fire as the fighting in eastern ukraine continues and this definitely only aggravates the situation since one person is already been killed by in a similar incidents another shell came from also be inside and we have heard statements from several senior russian officials including the foreign minister who say that so far moscow of these incidents that is actually what they are warning that if it will be established that these are deliberate attacks of then russian media or. using military perhaps as well. meantime in the deeply sensitive area around the crash site of malaysia flight m.h. seventeen militias report further clashes of the nearby towns of shocked and toddlers ukraine's president had initially ordered
a forty kilometer no combat zone around the area where that plane came down that's now been reduced to a twenty kilometer radius this week international teams did manage to get to the scene of the mh seventeen tragedy but only after having been earlier prevented several times because of the fighting on saturday the experts withdrew from a villages artillery nearby kevin anti government forces blaming each other still in the way of these people getting to the image seventeen recovery in the fact finding mission on the ground. and these are the latest pictures we're getting from the outskirts of the regional capital donetsk tonight still the main hub of resistance as you can see residential areas caught up in the violence here is ukrainian forces close in on anti-government strongholds we've also been getting reports from of ganske another target is true of aeration that three civilians were killed there in the past twenty four hours. and in the week some disturbing images emerge from that city a care home for the elderly was shelled five residents were killed both sides again
lebanese each other for the deaths this is only one of many examples of the populated areas being attacked president petro poroshenko had vowed you may recall that civilians would not be targeted ukrainian military forces the national guard and other units would never allow themselves to do harm to civilians ukrainian soldiers will risk their own lives but won't threaten women children and elderly men this is the eternal chivalrous nature of the ukrainian army well that's the official line but a un report released this week's raise the alarm over the growing number of civilians being killed by shelling in eastern ukraine it says not of the offspring done to protect the locals are devastated by the ongoing fighting. i mean even when you say leave. or he's out of obscene you go when you get that you can morning you . knew you were to you cover who cooked occlusion.
we've also talked with. the. praised structural sarkin while he dug up water however you did tell when you totally thought. the crawl you're going to leave the readers us door. means your leaders that i will start school. this is. the. this is what it will be for the world to do. with. the. mood in the streets there were some of you don't. want. into everyday life there now. a group of ukrainian soldiers of lay down their arms at a border crossing with russia the one we're over see the observers witness shells land
from ukraine they reportedly asked for asylum in russia creating troops refused to take part in kiev as a military operation before too just over a week ago another example of it forty one soldiers abandoned their posts in ukraine appealed to local militia to help them cross the border into russia they said they're refusing to fight their own people. and getting the job done of reporting about the facts for some journalists is increasingly difficult to an american journalist working for artie's ripley video agency of western ukraine has been kicked out of the country the latest example premier and was filming a rally of local activists when security forces detained her in question was how they both russian and american citizenship she says she was forced because of her russian passport is solely to describe the incident to me the. journalist with the camera you know just there was a rather nice sticker on my tripod and straightaway said you know russia today first of all big question me themselves about seven. i gave them all the details
they could give them i gave them my trust are they have nothing to hide and they're my colleagues obviously i have i wanted to give them all the information they needed and you know. fifteen minutes later three policemen came and three officials came from the national security service in ukraine and they were asking me so many questions taking all my details and then when they didn't they didn't believe. my american passport was free oh i shouldn't picture of it so they followed me to the hotel until they could see the actual passport they asked me that i absolutely had to give my foot into a and they had to raise it. first of all they put it on their computers so some. of the officials has it right now they have all the footage that it took of myself being questioned and also at the protest. and they gave it back to me was blank leaders not the only example many russian groups would be deported and banned from
ukraine but this is the first time a u.s. citizen has been kicked out in previous cases journalists been expelled souza fissions learned they were from russia last month u.k. reporter graham phillips that was working in eastern ukraine for us was arrested and then my booted out of a country building fires to. as the ukrainian crisis unfolds the mainstream media across the atlantic seems to be focusing on just one person the russian president going to come next takes a look at where the american media's real interests lie that. president obama said he does not believe this growing tension with russia could be the beginning of the new cold war no. no new cold war one could only wish during this thought the same or at least those who are making covers of magazines because some of them hark back to the cold war as if they were made back in the day no matter how complicated an issue you can be almost certain that the media are going
to boil it down to personalities well with ukraine it's one personality the russian president what does he do when he's working all for an outdoor adventure and why don't we see him smiling very much he's not really driven by. we're distracted by alcohol he's very tough he's a very arrogant. person to deal with. and what kind of diplomacy can you expect moving forward when diplomats use this kind of language this is the you came back to the united states speaking give me three adjectives you'd use to describe a lot of your proof. i'm not a poet but. i think. dishonest afraid comes to mind because we've had all these lies. but i think it's a reckless to makes one wonder if they really want to solve the problem or if they're good with the current state of affairs the media focus on the russian
president has had its effect on twitter where users came up with the hash tag putin and now many use it to comment on pretty much anything it didn't rain in my country today i blame poison for it or a mosquito just bit me blame putin and then to the report that former georgian president saakashvili doesn't want to go back to his country to stand trial and says he blames putin this use of goes if you are in trouble just playing. it washington i'm going to show. western nations finger pointing at russia over ukraine saw them further tighten the screws this week with the toughest sanctions since the cold war america's latest measures stop some of russia's banking heavyweight small parading in the united states on the list now russia's second largest bank d.t.b. which also operates in europe asia and africa as well as its subsidiary bank of moscow agriculture bank two would ship funds the farming sector has been targeted and the united shipbuilding corporation which is the country's largest holding
falls on the punitive measures as well but the us senate isn't unanimous it seems that its support for sanctions you know after the sort you fell there was a tremendous potential to making russia our friend of tremendous potential they withdraw their troops from eastern europe. the russians. were open to all kinds of interacting and being korean part of the world community and a horrible tremendous opportunity i should say was squandered. it's not just america brussels also barred some of russia's banks in the week from trading in european markets it puts the country's biggest and oldest bank in the firing line the energy sector is also targeting western know and equipment for offshore fuel exploration is under a bug of russian companies an arms sales are restricted to did twenty thirty russia's global weapons export market was worth about fifteen billion dollars
there's a lot of money at stake here now analysts tell us the measures are a two way street though and european businesses should therefore now prepare for cuts as well estimates in germany suggest it could lose six billion euros in exports to russia this year alone as moscow's number one e.u. trading partner berlin's got plenty at stake here the annual turnover between the two countries come to some seventy six billion euros six thousand german companies operate in russia and that could have a far reaching effect on hundreds of thousands of german jobs depend on business with russia economists michael ross believes europeans are going to have to pay the price for this political gamble when you talk to the people on the street when you talk to people who have a run a business or executives in a big company there are not for the for the sentence i can tell is to you because sanctions never are a one way street and therefore always a reaction to a sanction and when it comes to this imposed sanctions or the sanctions and will be
in polls on russia then of course the germans are the ones who are suffering was this easy for united states to shop for thing but the ones who are suffering are the germans or those countries who are close through russia because they naturally have the biggest business implications. on our website we've got more analysis more perspective on what repercussions of fresh sanctions are likely to have the global economy or find it all r.t. dot com. so will these now from a set of moscow time first an intense earthquakes hit southwest china which is now known to have killed at least one hundred seventy five people many more than hurt scores of missing that quake were just six point one on the richter scale has destroyed entire streets and houses the state use agency says it's the strongest of problems in fourteen years. in washington d.c. hundreds of protesters called on barack obama to stop the mass deportation of
illegal immigrants republicans in the force of the just ration to send back undocumented mexicans without a hearing but the president's trying to create a path to citizenship for the hundreds of thousands who go to america illegally but who ride the u.s. as children like this said the courtroom is cruel. so things play with some but with more of the week's big stories in about thirty three minutes time but after the break another look back on the scene this here at how the news is made the latest episode of the news team with you very shortly. sometimes i am baffled by the closed little world that a lot of people in the mainstream media must live in they seem shocked and appalled at the fact that around forty percent of the weapons supplied to afghanistan have
gone missing the u.s. must rebuild the afghan military and think for just a second what would happen if you said a lot of weapons into a country in dire economic suffering i'm sure you've heard reports that say that afghan farmers could only make a living off of poppy crops because they just have no the resort so if you throw a bunch of guns and ammo into the hands of people who have the career choices of poppies or starvation yeah that someone might be willing to sell some bullets to get by also we shouldn't forget that every government our earth has people. and it working for their old self interests or others' interests is totally naive to think that every person involved in the process of transferring weapons will be loyal to the afghan government which seems to have been put in place by a certain hyper power who remain nameless in short if you find this story shocking then you really need to get off the couch and see how the world really works but that's just my opinion.
told you my language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports but i'm not opposed to the no i will leave that to the state department to comment on your latter point i'm going to say it's secure yet a car is on the docket no. thank you no more weasel words. when you veda direct question be prepared for a chase when you. get ready for a. critique of a speech and let him down the freedom to cross. it looks like. we're going to go digital the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy albus. rule. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of
our government and our crust of a girl we've been hijacked lying handful of powerful friends dash and the corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once it's all just my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem for trucks and rational debate and a real discussion of critical issues facing or not to find the book ready to join the movement then walk away from the big picture. and the nice today and signs of more toward progress as a secret peace talks. many many places now see i suppose red square demonstrators are feaster i mean i hate saying it but when you have a security you see the game and so. we now see you are in a sort of.